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What’s the Difference Between “Translingual” and “Transnational” Composition?: Clarifying the Relationship between two Terms

by Carrie Kilfoil, University of Indianapolis Lately, I’ve been thinking about two related terms—“translingual” and “transnational” composition—and the occasional slippage between them. In my own work and in the work of others, I’ve noticed a tendency to use these terms … Continue reading

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Moving, Slowly: Transnational Composition

By Bruce Horner, Ph.D. (An entirely, if also necessarily, partial “beginnings” narrative of the Transnational Composition SIG) In 2008, when I decided to propose a SIG meeting (for the 2009 CCCC), I was responding to growing pressures for and interest … Continue reading

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Suresh Canagarajah on Translingualism: A Four Part Interview, Part IV

Shakil Rabbi, PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Pennsylvania State University, spends the hour with Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University, to discuss  the role and position of translingualism amidst neoliberalism, … Continue reading

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Suresh Canagarajah on Translingualism: A Four Part Interview, Part III

Shakil Rabbi, PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Pennsylvania State University, spends the hour with Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University, to discuss  the role and position of translingualism amidst neoliberalism, … Continue reading

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Canagarajah’s Discussion on Translingualism Extended: Predraft on Forthcoming Publication

A month ago, when we first published Part I and II of our interview with Suresh Canagarajah, we noticed that—as it had occurred with other posts—many productive conversations and discussions emerged out of these two video clips. We were quite … Continue reading

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Suresh Canagarajah on Translingualism: A Four Part Interview, Part II

Shakil Rabbi, PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Pennsylvania State University, spends the hour with Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University, to discuss  the role and position of translingualism amidst neoliberalism, … Continue reading

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Bringing Global Issues into the Writing Class

By Rita S. Nezami, Ph. D. Stony Brook University, New York As Mohamed Bouazizi’s charred body lay in a hospital bed in Tunisia, I walked into the writing classroom in January 2011 and asked my students at SUNY-Stony Brook what … Continue reading

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